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Buddhism and Bioethics

  • Masao Fujii
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Part of the Bioethics Yearbook book series (BIYB, volume 1)

Abstract

Buddhist ethics consist of sets of guidelines that regulate daily life towards attaining the goal of enlightenment. In this sense, it is antithetical to analytical bioethics. In this report, I first trace these general principles, and only thereafter talk about the application of these principles to practical bioethical problems as they arise in the country where Buddhist ethics has the greatest effect upon the practice of modern medicine, Japan.

Keywords

Organ Transplantation Brain Death Active Euthanasia Buddhist Teaching Buddhist View 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masao Fujii
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  1. 1.Taisho UniversityTokyoJapan

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